2.17.2008

Start Your Engines!

#24's Tires...
2007

My iTunes: Stolen by Dashboard Confessional

Today was the start of NASCAR season...the Daytona 500. Anyone watch? Everyone who reads my blog says they don't "peg" me as a racing fan. Well, I am! And I was rooting for my team today although today wasn't their day. Jimmie Johnson (#48) is my favorite driver but was out with an accident with about 39 laps left. STINK. Maybe next time.

These images were taken at Talladega Motor Speedway last year. I was lucky enough to have pit passes (thanks Brad and Donna) so I could get up close to all the cars and pits. Very cool. The tires are Jeff Gordon's. They are huge. I guess they have to be to withstand the heat from the speed they endure. And the shot below is of the pit sign for Jimmie's Lowe's racing team with the bleachers of Talladega in the background.

This day was so much fun...it is so cool when those cars go pass you at 200 miles per hour. Totally exhilarating!

Have a good week!

Lowe's Pit Sign

9 comments:

Calusarus said...

I really like the tires shot ! A very professionnal one

Mark said...

Love the contrast in the tires shot. You have the shiny black of the sunlit tires and then the deep black of the shadows.

I've never been much of a racing fan since I was a little bitty guy. The last guys I remember rooting for are Mario Andretti, AJ Foyt, Richard Petty, and others of that era.

Mike said...

Really neat pictures. I enjoy them even though I have never been much of a racing fan.

kenju said...

No, I wouldn't peg you for a arcing fan, Anna, and on that we will have to part company. I think it is a horrendous waste of gasoline.

Anna said...

I'm gonna have to watch NASCAR with you sometime... I just can't see you getting into something like that. I guess I'll just have to come visit and experience it for myself!

CG said...

Brill photos! Glad you're enjoying your NASCAR

Alice said...

Remember your Aunt Linda is a major NASCAR fan and her man is Dale, Jr. That is an awesome tire shot. Love you...

Orangehouse said...

I just found your site tonight. The movie Castaway was on TV and I was reminded that I love that movie. So I added it to my profile and clicked it to see who else out there agreed... and you get the picture. Your photography is great. I like your perspective. The soccer picture is my favorite. I looked through several pages. Keep up the good work.

JAM said...

I like them both a lot.

The tires are cool, because I always loved the way racing tires look. Weird, I know, but those heavy duty slick tires just look spiffy to me for some reason.

I like the bottom one to, my first impression was of the sign being humongous, but took a minute to understand it was closer. Kind of like one of those, are the stairs going up, or down puzzles.